Annual Autumn Show & Sale
Wednesday 29th September 2004
Quality Sells at Carlisle
The Border Belgian Blue Club held
their Fifteenth Annual Autumn Show & Sale
on Wednesday 29th September when auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington Ltd,
Borderway Mart, Rosehill Carlisle had a catalogued entry of 68 head comprising
44 bulls and 24 females. The show and sale was kindly sponsored by BBG and
The British Blue Cattle Society. The auctioneer David Dickinson commented
that the bulls were keenly bid for with 7 bulls of the 23 sold making 5,000gns
and over. Stock masters were looking for power with quality, conformation and
balance. The sale prices achieved exceeded vendors expectations. There was
a good ringside of prospective buyers gathered.
Leading the way at 8,500gns was an Osborne – Ridge Dean Jessie bull,
who boasts an EBV of 28 from the good stable of Michele Wilde, Ridge Farm,
Soulbury, Nr. Leighton Buzzard, Beds, who incidentally topped this sale last
year with an 8,200gns bid for Ridge Dean Ultrasonic ET. This time it was the
turn of Ridge Dean Vat ET, a twenty month old blue and white bull with an impeccable
show record; he was Champion Junior Male and Overall Junior Champion RASE,
Junior Champion RWAS and Champion Junior Elite Interbreed bull. Vat was placed
2nd in his class, in the pre sale judging and A Parsonon, Warren Farm, Panton,
Wragby, Lincoln secured the 8,500gns bid to take him home.
Just behind on 8,200gns, was Wilodge Vantastic ET who was also shown in the
very strong class as Vat, he was awarded the 1st prize ticket & Reserve Male Champion.
This eighteen month old son of Affute Du Ry Ossogne and out of Wilodge Real Un
ET was the 1st and Reserve Male Champion Stafford County, and 2nd and Reserve
Junior Male Champion RASE. Ridge Dean Niagra (maternal grand dam) is maternal
sister to Canvin Imrie, dam of Wilodge Meatmaster, who sold Carlisle October
1996 for 10,500gns. Vantastic was bred and exhibited by DA Williams, Lodge Hill
Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire and caught the eye of I & CL Richardson, Greenlands
The Tamhorn herd of Mrs Jane Wyllie, Pessall Farm, Edingale, Nr. Tamworth,
Staffs enjoyed a bumper days trading starting with 7,000gns for her senior
bull, Tamhorn Ulysses a two year old son of their homebred Tamhorn Sumo (SR)
ET, and out of Fantaisie 2468 De Miecret. He stood 1st in his class and was
purchased by Mrs M Conneally, Runway Farm, Meer End, Nr. Kenilworth, Coventry.
Next at 6,000gns was her 3rd prize bull Tamhorn Vodka ET by Vigor Du Grand
Courty and out of Noella Van De Wolvendree. Vodka a black and white bull is
half brother to Tamhorn Tomahawk who also sold for 6,000gns Carlisle May 2003.
Messrs Taylor, Water Houses, Gt. Asby, Appleby takes the bull home. JG & M
Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton paid 3,100gns for her eighteen month old Tamhorn
Valiant ET, a full brother to aforementioned Tamhorn Tomahawk.
Sharplaw Farms, Sharplaw, Hownam, Kelso secured the 5,500gns bid to take home
Lukeroyal Vicar ET from the N Ireland home of Mel & Diane Lucas, Sevenmile
Straight, Antrim. Their stylish dark blue and white bull by Serum D’Anloy
and out of Lukeroyal Princess ET has enjoyed much success at local shows during
Also hitting the 5,500gns bracket was Hillside Viagra, the youngest bull in
the sale at just fourteen months, he is by Croft Ricardo and out of Park Nice
One. Viagra was placed 2nd in his class and was bred and exhibited by local
enthusiasts Messrs Stoddart, Hill Side, Wigton and knocked down to GH Williams & Son,
Penrhos Mawr, Machynlleth, Powys. At 5,000gns from the same good home was Hillside
Vince a sixteen month old son of Park Shadow and out of Park Ox Eye. Vince travels
north to Aberdeenshire for A Watson & Son, Mains of Fraidland, Banff.
The judge Mr Tom Robinson, Catlow Farm, Slaidburn, Clitheroe found his Female & Overall
Champion in the senior unserved heifer class, Clannangael Uma, a blue and white
heifer by Totem de Chocquenee and out of Carnaveagh Pat. Uma was bred in Ireland
and shown by Tom Galligan, Wood End, Barrack Hill, Romiley, Stockport and sold
for the joint top female price of 4,000gns to the judge Tom Robinson.
The Reserve Female Champion was also bid to 4,000gns for BK Ryder, Newton Farm,
Annanwater, Moffat. Their Belgium bred heifer Usha Van De Wolvendreef by Cubitus
De Pre Rosine sold in calf to their stock bull Greystone The Boss to G & R
Bellis, Pantgeiri Fawr, Llandysul, Ceredigion.
The judge awarded the Best Opposite Sex to The Champion ‘Wilodge Perpetual
Shield’, Male & Reserve Supreme Championship to Gavin Shanks, Bowmanhurst
Farm, By Carluke with his single entry, an imported bull Darwin 9908 Du Coin
by Wallon 2015 Du Coin and out of Sonnette Du Coin. Signing the cheque for 3,500gns
was DH Lawson & Son, Brookside Farm, Leyburn, N Yorkshire.
23 bulls £3,873.59 (plus £1,052.63)
10 heifers unserved £1,989.75 (minus £410.25)
8 cows £1,949.06 (minus £229.69)
Other leading prices: -
R Partridge & Son Ltd’s “Kersey Unicorn” 3,500gns to
RWB Farms Ltd, Balladoole Farm, Ramsay, Isle of Man
G McGregor’s “Longrigg Vince” 3,400gns to Mrs J Pollard,
6 Hall Road, Trawden, Nr. Colne, Lancs
James A McGarva’s “Abington Viceroy” 3,400gns to Messrs Beaty,
Newton Field, Allonby, Maryport, Cumbria - 5th in class 2
J & M Cartney’s “Currarie Oreal” and her Bull Calf at foot ”Currarie
Winston” 2,500gns, to J Halliday, Paulsland, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie,
Dumfriesshire - 4th in class 6
Mrs Anita Padfield’s “Piggots Vavavoom” 2,300gns to RF Bethell & Son,
Head O’Th Marsh Farm, Brindle - 3rd in class 5